The curtains are up for the fourth annual Sunderland Shorts Film Festival which is returning between Wednesday 2nd and Saturday 5th May at multiple locations around the city.
Get your popcorn at the ready, because this year’s festival promises to be the biggest yet, with an extra day added to showcase even more films.
The festival promises a range of genres, including comedy, drama, thriller, documentary, experimental, Sci-Fi and more.
The first screenings will be a pre-event showcase celebrating films by students and young people on Wednesday 2nd May at The Peacock, located in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter and the formal opening will take place on Thursday 3rd May at the next-door venue, The Fire Station.
Audiences are invited to enjoy the wonderful array of films – whether you’re doubled over at one of the two comedy screenings, intrigued by the documentaries, or quivering in the Pottery Room, at the Museum and Winter Gardens, for a haunting night of horror.
The event will close with an awards ceremony and a final screening of the award winners on the evening of Saturday 5th at the Looking Glass in Sunniside.
Anne Tye, festival director, said: “This year, we’re really excited to be able to host the festival in a selection of venues across the city centre. It will be held in some of our newest cultural venues, as well as our oldest, and is a great opportunity to celebrate the wonderful locations in our city.”
Tickets are available to buy now from Sunderland Shorts’ website at £5.00 (plus booking fee) for individual screenings, and £30.00 (plus booking fee) for a festival pass, for those interested in seeing six or more screenings. Tickets will also be available on the door. Screenings for Wednesday night will be free.
For more information please visit sunderlandshorts.co.uk.